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September 28, 2023
New publication: Diaspora-driven green partnerships

Building on our green transition case study, our latest publication presents green partnership practices from diaspora organisations and Zidicircle. It explores how each has developed and sustained partnerships and what they recommend to other diaspora organisations with green ambition.

At EUDiF, we believe that diaspora engagement and green partnerships are both vital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and create a prosperous future for people and planet. With a view to better understanding how diaspora-driven green partnerships can catalyse climate action and a global green transformation, in 2022, we published the case study Mobilising the Diaspora for the Green Transition: Ways to Engage in the Energy and Waste Sectors. The study explored diaspora commitment to the green economy and proposed concrete recommendations to make the most of this potential.

One recommendation was to position diaspora actors in the framework of various partnership arrangements. With this in mind, we are pleased to present a spin-off paper: Diaspora-driven green partnerships – Curated practices from and Zidicircle.

Diasporas possess competitive advantages and an undeniable potential to sustain the green economy because of their economic, human and social resources.

The practices from and Zidicircle allow us to delve deeper into partnership options, through practical insights based on the experience of the two organisations in South Asia and Africa respectively. With the paper’s core research question “what can we learn from inspiring practices in diaspora-driven green partnerships?”, it offers tips and tricks on how diaspora-driven green partnership opportunities can be spotted, initiated, formalised, and implemented.

Partnership is the cornerstone of successful diaspora engagement for development. We will take up this topic during the Future Forum, held in Brussels 17-18 October 2023 and discuss other inspiring practices from around the ecosystem.

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